Provider bulletin: 6 February 2019

This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers’ chairs, chief executives, finance, medical, nursing and HR directors, and board secretaries.

For information

Operational response to the EU Exit

EU Exit Strategic Commander and Medical Director for Acute Care and Emergency Preparedness Professor Keith Willett has written to clinical commissioning group and trust chief executives outlining the operational response that we, along with NHS England, are undertaking at a national and regional level in preparation for the transition. Professor Willett’s letter also includes contact information for any issues or queries you may have.

Operating theatres: opportunities to reduce waiting lists

Find out how theatre resources and clinical expertise can be best used to increase efficiency to improve care for patients in our new report, developed with the Royal College of Surgeons.

The report outlines measures, many of which are based on existing examples of innovation in the NHS, meaning 291,327 more operations could be carried out each year — as the right staff, beds and equipment will be available.


Learning from local non-executive community networks

Thursday 28 March, 10am-4pm, London

Hear from the local non-executive communities that were awarded funding to support the development of local networks at our joint event with NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners.

You will hear from representatives from each of the nine successful sites, who will share details of the challenges they faced and the lessons learned.

Updates from our partners

Department of Health and Social Care

Nominations sought for the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

The Department of Health and Social Care are looking for potential candidates from across the health and social care system for the 2020 New Year’s Honours list. They are looking for people who have made an outstanding contribution, and the Prime Minister has reaffirmed that honours should be awarded on ‘merit first’ to those giving service above and beyond.

The deadline for completed nominations is Monday 4 March. Nominations should ideally be signed-off by the chair or chief executive of your organisation.

Find out more about the nominating process including guidance and the nomination form.

Public Health England

Global perspectives on improving population health conference 2019 – a public health approach

Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May, Liverpool

This two-day event is an opportunity for you to hear about the role of nurses and AHPs in improving global health.

It will explore public health approaches in prevention of avoidable illness, health protection and promotion of wellbeing and resilience throughout the UK, Europe and globally.

Find out more and register now.

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